From: Richard Chalk (rchalk_at_mindspring.com)
Date: Mon Apr 05 1999 - 20:18:56 EDT
The current drivers listing has different drivers for SoftDVD, and DVD
Express. Make sure you download the correct ones!!
At 11:50 PM 4/4/99 -0400, Donald Mak wrote:
> For those using SoftDVD...
> The latest Video features drivers (Trident Cyber 9397) from February 15 will
> knock out the DVD player. I spend most of saturday trying to figure this out.
> Tech support was no help..
> If you try to use the SoftDVD player and have the latest video drivers
> installed then you will need to revert to the last set.
> What really gets me is that after I spent most of my Saturday finding the
> culprit I figured I would call IBM back and inform them what the problem was
> so that the next time they get a call on it they could save the end user some
> time. In return I got the impression that they didn't care nor probably
> didn't even log it... Pretty disappointing to see such incompetance at IBM...
> This is not the first time that they have released drivers for the wrong
> OK, let me get off the soapbox here.. On another note does anyone know of
> other DVD software that can take advantage of the hardware decoder? I have
> tried the software only versions and picture and audio were not in sync and
> the overall picture was shaky. SoftDVD is pretty ancient and lousy in
> If there was enough demand I may just have my Developers write a program that
> would be nore specific to the Trident chipset and Decoder.?
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